Sep
23

Stanley Pranin’s “Aikido Chronological Chart” free to all subscribers of Members Site!

We are pleased to inform you that we are making Stanley Pranin’s “Aikido Chronological Chart” available to all subscribers of the Aikido Journal Members Site as a pdf file for personal use. This is a beautifully presented chart containing photographs and capsule biographies of some 70 of the best-known disciples of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba. The kanji characters for all names are also included, and each period is color-coded for easy reference.

Many times, aikido practitioners have little understanding of those that preceded them, or the remarkable heritage of which they are the beneficiaries. This chart, titled “The Principal Disciples of Morihei Ueshiba,” will give you an overall view of the various periods in the evolution of aikido, and the important people who learned from Morihei Ueshiba and were responsible for the dissemination of his art.

With the advent of the information age, no one need be left behind and wondering about the origins of the life-changing art that we practice. Inform yourself and add a whole new dimension to your study of aikido!

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Comments

  1. Hey Stan,

    Have you thought about adding Mariye Takahashi (I hope I got the spelling right) to this lineup. Your interview of her was most interesting. And it seems she has been teaching for a good number of years in the U.S. I don’t recall ever reading that article before. Perhaps that was an issue that someone borrowed before I finished it and the magazine never came back to me.

    Tom Huffman

    • Mariye is certainly a key person in the history of aikido in California and continues to practice to this day. The chart, for the most part, documents those who were uchideshi or professional instructors under Morihei Ueshiba that formed organizations and operated on a large scale. Mariye was in her early 20s when she left Japan.

  2. Sherry Cash says:

    Thanks, Stan, this is wonderful! Now for the next phase as there are so many of
    us that have trained further down the line. Are you thinking of continuing?